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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 19, 2008 6:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

I'm not talking about listening to music or if you work with other fans of the band, discussion of the music. I was actually thinking more about references to the band in your work itself.

I do cancer research at a university and i have often used the line "sometimes you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right" when discussing with students serendipity in scientific discovery, however last night the band popped up in the strangest of places for me.

I was doing a literature search to find a review article to give students as a reference or guideline for a series of lectures that I have to give and while my search was for articles with the keywords "programmed cell death" this is what popped up.

Lotze MT, Zeh HJ, Rubartelli A, Sparvero LJ, Amoscato AA, Washburn NR, Devera ME, Liang X, Tör M, Billiar T.

The grateful dead: damage-associated molecular pattern molecules and reduction/oxidation regulate immunity.
Immunol Rev. 2007 Dec;220:60-81. Review.
PMID: 17979840 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Anyone else have an experience like this? If you work for Ben and Jerry's, I don't think you need to respond).

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 19, 2008 6:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Hey Elbow, I have not. However, I do write quite a few technical & business related documents - perhaps you just inspired me to sneak in some GD references.

Thanks.

P.S. Could you shoot me an e-mail at jglynn1.2 AT netzero DOT net

I have a question about your work

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 19, 2008 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

email sent

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 19, 2008 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

When I was doing some research for a book on insects a couple of years back I came upon these two little creatures:

Dicrotendipes thanatogratus (a type of midge) named for the Grateful Dead from the Greek "thanatos", dead, and Latin "gratus", grateful.
Cryptocercus garciai (a type of wood roach) named for Jerry Garcia.

Does that count?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 19, 2008 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

He aint kidding:

http://www.epress.com/w3jbio/vol4/burnside/index.html

"Etymology: This species is named in memory of the late Jerry Garcia, a member of the musical group, The Grateful Dead. What a long strange trip its been."

Once man's wood roach is anothr man's roach clip.

http://home.comcast.net/~johnepler3/index.html

"The midge adult above is Dicrotendipes thanatogratus,
named by me in 1987 for the Grateful Dead!!!
-This dude seems very happy with his contribution to the world of entomology




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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 19, 2008 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Damn it, Hollow - don't you have any work to do?

I'm obliged to you - but you don't reckon anyone is actually going to read that shit do you?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 19, 2008 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Research is my bread and butter. I spend more time sifting through government regulations and insuance policy changes than I do anything else, so these are pleasant diversions to say the least. As for no one reading the full articles - or "shit", as you say - is entirely their choice. One man's shit is another's paycheck.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 19, 2008 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Well amen to that. I've certainly seem a few instances of people producing shit and expecting a paycheck for it...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 19, 2008 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Hey, stop ragging on our government. It's not like we voted for them.


Oh, shit, we did, didn't we?


Keep ragging.


(note: this is intended as a bi-partisan comment; they both have been stinking up the place)

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Poster: Crypton Date: Apr 2, 2008 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

I am surprised to find this discussion here. I am the person who named and described the new cockroach species "Cryptocercus garciai" (our motto: the only good roach is a Dead roach!). Before you recoil in disgust at a cockroach, this one is quite different from the one found in kitchens. It lives in the forest, feeds on wood (like termites), helps recycle nitrogen, and therefore contributes to forest health. This species is found in the mountains of northern Georgia and southwestern North Carolina.

Cheers.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 19, 2008 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Yes Rob I believe that counts, but maybe it raises a more important question.

What kind of critter would you name after SomeDarkHollow?

a mite that burrows under ones skin, creating an intense itchy feeling?

how about a fire ant thats bite burns enough to make a small child scream?

a banana slug? you know colorful but a little slow.

thoughts?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 19, 2008 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

In advance of Rob's reply

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 19, 2008 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

In light of SDH's pre-emptive strike I reckon that the leodid beetle that rejoices in the name of Colon rectum would be an appropriate mascot for him to adopt.

This post was modified by robthewordsmith on 2008-03-19 17:22:22

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 19, 2008 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

I got nothing...or do I?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 19, 2008 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

You've got a folder full of this stuff on the hard-drive haven't you? The rest of us are just left floundering in helpless awe of your purloined witticisms.

Damn you.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 19, 2008 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

thats it! the common pack rat shall be known from this point henceforth as Rattus Somedarkhollowae

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 19, 2008 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

heheheheh



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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 19, 2008 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Oldy but goody

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 19, 2008 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

I think there is one for every occassion



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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 19, 2008 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

I can only dream about how much fun it would have been to take Jer out fishing!

I have had the pleasure of fishing with Derek and Mike Burbridge, and hopefully Mr. Elbow next week...



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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 19, 2008 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

What are you going for next week? If my rusty memory serves shouldn't Bluefin Tuna be in the area soon? We used to haul & paint around this time of year and I remember we always got hit with Bluefiin before Big Eye and Yellowfin showed up.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 19, 2008 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Dude, its still March!

Bluefins usually appear off Long Island and New England in early June, if they are not extinct yet?

Cod fishing is currently excellent south of Montauk and Block Island right now, but we are still fishing in FLA...

http://picasaweb.google.com/Swampcat13/BigMahi02/photo#5154386740456329186

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 19, 2008 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Florida - That's the ticket

20 years ago we used to see the Bluefins off the Snoopy II around Easter far to the east. I forget the name of the canyon, Block maybe or even east of there. The painful part of the story is we could not keep them, as the eastern seaboard quota was always met before the Bluefin made it to our neighborhood - we never took the Snoopy south of Hatteras for the real Bluefin season in the Gulf.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 19, 2008 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Youre right, the longliners did get "bluefined up" early in the season out east from Hydrogaphers canyon to the Canadian line...



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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 19, 2008 7:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Nice pics but why the Edvard Munch?

I am still on for next week. Shall I give you a call on Monday?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 19, 2008 8:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

I'll send you an email soon Larry, I'm going back down on Friday. The Sailfish are still chewing...

http://picasaweb.google.com/Swampcat13/BruceSSail02/photo#5179468530904820050

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Poster: abilene22 Date: Mar 19, 2008 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

I once worked in the mid 80's at a now defunct silicon valley electronics firm and one of my jobs was to assemble electronic test equipment. I occasionally applied a hidden GD sticker somewhere inside the chassis just for grins, but only once did I ever hear anyone reference the stickers. A group of college undergrads sent back a piece of equipment for repair with a note outlining the problem and the following comment: "Request a new Dead sticker. Our assistant prof stole the old one".

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Poster: CPettingill Date: Mar 19, 2008 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

I give demonstrations on the potters wheel at schools and colleges and when I'm pulling the walls up for the first time I say...

The wheel is turning and you can't slow down,
You can't let go and you cant hold on...

Working on the wheel is the art of moving while holding still. Drawing a line in space with spinning shapeless goo.

Every now and then one of the "kids" gets it and sends me a knowing glance. Always a good moment.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 19, 2008 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Yeah, Brent came in to the Berkeley tower store I was working at in 89.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 19, 2008 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

are you the guy that sold him a copy of "minute by minute"?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 19, 2008 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Yeah, sorry about that. But it came with a picture of a cheech and chong sized roach.

Seriously - what he did buy was kind of disappointing BUT in his defense I think he got bugged into it. I felt sorry for the guy, he was clearly F-d ( way high ) up in a total bug eyed seriously paranoid sort of way. This well meaning gentle quasi naive hippy ( you know, the kind that probably DIDN'T take drugs ) started fawning on him and was telling him what great CD's just got reissued which happened to be JA - Crown of Creation and the first Stephen Stills solo album. He bought both and I remember thinking how that showed that he wasn't really on the same plane as the rest of the band because they were contempories of those guys and I can't ever see them buying those albums. I'm not trying to slam the guy it was just weird. The guy working up the street at Top dog practically jumped over the counter to run out there and praise him for all his prominence on their new album ( Built to Last ), it was clear that he was REALLY uncomfortable recieving any kind of recognition. You know like someone with low self esteem. Anyway, that' the long version. Sorry.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 19, 2008 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

No apologies necessary. From what I've read and heard, he was never, ever comfortable with the public attention and never really felt accepted by the fans (I guess my screaming "this song sucks" during one "I don't need love" didn't help). Combine being odd guy out in that crowd with low self esteem and readily and freely available pills, powders, and booze, and not hard to understand why one might have not lasted so long.

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Poster: marvinzz Date: Mar 20, 2008 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

You must be kidding. WE ENTERED HIS WORKPLACE & hopefully learned something extremely important & brought it back to our (Workplaces?) entire lives.

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Mar 19, 2008 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Elbow,
This might be a stretch of what you’re referring to but here goes. I’m a geographer; I work in the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) mapping industry. Several years back the version of GIS software we use had an easter egg in it. If you started an edit session and typed “Jerry”, a picture of him would show up in your map GUI. (See attached). Us Heads all got a kick out of it. The next release unfortunately had this removed.


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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 19, 2008 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Thats great and exactly what I am talking about!! Clearly the people who wrote that software or the article that I cited loved the band/jerry and came up with a clever way of incorporating it into their work.

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Mar 19, 2008 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

A lot of people in GIS are Heads, including GIS software engineers. This software is used world wide so at least when this release was out (about 7 years ago) it made the rounds.

It makes sense that when someone is as passionate about something (Grateful Dead in this case), they often incorporate this into their work.

Cool stuff. I hope others have other examples to contribute to this thread.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 19, 2008 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

I'll have to ask my brother about any stories he may have. He's an international rep for AutoDesk and has told me of the number of "hippies" he runs into, especially at conventions.

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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Mar 19, 2008 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Yep. I'm sure he has some stories too. The big summer ESRI convention in San Diego brings all the "granola mappers" from around the world out in full force. All us mapping nerds run in the same circles.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 19, 2008 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

I grew up with a kid, the first Head I ever knew, who ended up in mapping. He was the guy who drove the beat- up VW van with "OUCH!" painted on the front (some of you East coast heads may remember seeing him, he was all over the place in the 80's). I may have picked the wrong career.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 19, 2008 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Well, does having disks delivered to my work address count?


Speaking of which, Larry, some sonic happiness is on its way.

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Poster: swamprabbit Date: Mar 19, 2008 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

I teach history at a community college - so I bring in the Dead any chance I get (pretty easy in the second half of American History). I also like to include members of the band as multiple choice options on quizzes. I always love it when people choose William Kreutzman or Phillip Lesh as the answer. Rarely does anyone pick up on this or have any idea who these people actually are.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 19, 2008 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

Holy shit is that funny. Never thought about that before. I don't like to use multiple choice questions for the classes I am currently teaching but now I really want to.

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Mar 19, 2008 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

This isn't work related, but when I was a junior in high school (1984) I somehow became a member of the prom committee. My job was to pass out and tally the votes for king & queen. Along with this I was tasked with collecting votes for the "prom song" or "theme." Anyways, somehow It Must Have Been the Roses ended up winning (beating out Heaven by Bryan Adams) and much to my surprise it took a couple of weeks for anybody to put together that I had rigged the vote. Instead people were left asking each other what that song was, since there were probably only 2 or 3 people in my class of 108 that knew it. By the time they figured it out and came to ask me, preparations had already begun and I had destroyed the ballots so It Must Have Been the Roses it was.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 19, 2008 11:24am
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Outstanding!

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 19, 2008 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

I don't think until this moment I would have believed that Katherine Harris was a Deadhead in high school. You Go Girl!!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 19, 2008 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Have the Grateful Dead ever entered your workplace?

too funny.... i spent time searching the string of posts to see who went to school/shows with her. yea, i'm not that bright (like I should've bought Diebold stock back in '99)